I am against government welfare programs. Why? Because for the people who are really in need, there are numerous churches, Christian organizations, and influential, successful people who willingly organize and support charities, shelters, soup kitchens, charity-run hospitals and rehabilitation centers, fundraisers and donations to take care of them.
This is not limited to just churches, organizations and “big” leaders, but the community also plays a big part in helping the needy. Ordinary people can be active in their community and play a huge role in helping the needy in their local community.
The people really in need are already being taken care of. So there’s the solution to that problem. So, why do we even need all of these welfare programs? Notice how I always put emphasis on the really between the people in need. I do that to clear up confusion and to remind people that there is a big difference between people in need and people who just want everyone to do everything for them.
In my opinion (you can disagree if you want), drug addicts, high school dropouts, prostitutes, women who continuously have babies knowing they cannot take care of them, and lazy people who just don’t want to work, do not fall under the category as needy. That is the very reason why I’m not a big fan of too many government welfare programs.
You know more about the people in your church and community than the government does. That is why I personally believe it is the job of the church and communities to take care of their people in need. When it’s done this way, there is a better chance of the people really in need of getting the help and support. You will never find any place in the Bible where it says it’s the government’s job to take care of the poor and needy.
I do not think that hardworking citizens should have to pay taxes to support people who continuously make bad decisions and expect for everyone else to always fix what they mess up. Government welfare makes it too easy for these kinds of people to get by with what they are doing and using taxpayers’ money to take care of their “needs.”
While a lot of working citizens are out breaking their backs to make a living, some of the “unemployed” (people who don’t even try to get a job and people who just don’t want to work) are probably sitting somewhere in air conditioning watching Maury, Jerry and football all day.
Yes, we should take care of our really needy and unemployed people, but the government should not rob hardworking people to support lazy, bad-decision-making people who just want everything for nothing.